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    Northwestern's Season-Opener to Begin Under the Lights at Cal

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    Pat Fitzgerald will lead the 'Cats into the 2013 season-opener at Cal on the night of Saturday, Aug. 31.

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Pat Fitzgerald will lead the 'Cats into the 2013 season-opener at Cal on the night of Saturday, Aug. 31.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    May 29, 2013

    Buy 2013 Northwestern Football Season Tickets | 2013 Schedule

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern, California and the Pac-12 Conference announced today (Wednesday) that the Wildcats' 2013 season-opening game at Cal will begin at 7:30 p.m. PT (9:30 p.m. CT) at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, August 31. The game will be carried live to a national audience on ESPN2.

    The announcement guarantees that four of Northwestern's first five games in 2013 will feature primetime kickoffs, with the Wildcats coming home from Cal to face Syracuse (5 p.m., Sept. 7) and Western Michigan (8 p.m., Sept. 14) at Ryan Field in addition to hosting Ohio State at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5. (All times Central.)

    Northwestern's visit to Berkeley marks NU's first football game in the state of California since its Rose Bowl matchup with Southern Cal on Jan. 1, 1996. The Wildcats last faced Cal in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, 1949, and have not visited the Bay Area since a road trip to Stanford during the 1992 campaign.

    The Wildcats are coming off a 10-win season, capped by a victory in the 2013 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl and top-20 year-end rankings in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches Polls. Season tickets are available by accessing the NUsports.com online ticket sales center or by contacting a Northwestern ticket sales representative at 888-GO-PURPLE.

     

     

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